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  • Hi,

    I’ve used updraftplus for ages and it just works I never have to worry about it.

    Every 5 months or so I end up doing a bit of maintenance to keep my cpanel disk quote under by quota.

    I have notice that updraftplus takes up 28.12 MB which is a lot for me.

    Can anyone recommend and as good backup solution with a smaller footprint ?

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Updraft Plus just zips up your files. Another backup plugin would have the same footprint.

    Have you considered using Updraft Plus store your backup on a cloud storage? Keeping a backup on your site is counterproductive. If you lose the site you lose the backup.

    Great point, thank you. I use Google Drive for other backups. Looking at it, the premium version is required which is a lot of money for a small personal website.

    Any thoughts on cheaper alternatives which link to Google Drive. Hand free is ideal of course but maybe even manual steps that I could do every 3 months,that might work.

    Hi boardtc,

    Please check again. I use the free version of Updraft Plus to backup to Google Drive. That’s one of the reasons I chose it over other backup solutions.

    Thanks for the steer! I checked it out and I had it all hooked from before! I deleted the local backups and the footprint dropped to 11.79MB. Is there any way to set it so the schedule only backups to remote and does not keep a local copy?

    I misread, updraftplus is still 28.12MB, 13.8MB used for the languages sub directory, there should be no issue in deleting all these?

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